Government of India has reportedly decided to ban many Chinese apps permanently. According to a report, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued a new notification to TikTok, WeChat, Bytedance, UC Alibaba browser, and other apps to impose a permanent ban in India.
According to the report, Governmeny has decided to ban short video sharing app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps permanently. Earlier, the government had initially banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat, citing data privacy and security concerns in June 2020. In the last six months, the total banned Chinese apps tally went up to 208. The short video app TikTok had started the talks with the MeitY to resolve the issue, but now it seems there is no resolution. It also means that the Google Play and App Store will continue to suspended access to these apps in India.
Tik Tok spokesperson said that they are evaluating the notification and will respond if necessary. He further added that the TikTok is one of the first companies to comply with the Government's Government Directive issued on 29 June 2020. He said, "We continue to strive to comply with local laws and regulations and do everything possible. overcoming government problems. Ensuring the privacy and security of all users remains our priority."